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  • FallenArchangel Top 10 Forum Poster Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:23 PM Reply
    Thanks for explaining flashin.
    I had a Shooters licence here at one stage, which entitled me to use a rifle, but only got it out of curiosity and really only used it at the rifle range for a bit of target shooting occasionally. Aside from the license fee, it was just a bit of training and testing regarding what was mostly common sense safety issues.
    A hand gun licence would have been a separate issue again. Not sure if we also have another separate licence for carrying a concealed weapon. Probably. Just seemed strange when I first thought about it. If one had a gun licence, but not also a concealed weapons licence, then one would have to make a point of waving the firearm around to make certain that it was visible and NOT concealed. Which aside from seeming silly, as you pointed out, is probably also rather dangerous (as in liable to get you shot) aside from spooking the average person.
    Depending on the part of the country, a guy might wear a visible holster, but a woman couldn't even carry a gun in her handbag without the extra permit/licence. Do you know whether there is more demand from women or men for such a course/license in your area?

    @ Voriki, just testing. I was pretty sure that I got a pm from someone recently where they left a space, but I can not find the pm just now to verify, so am just gonna give it a go and see whether you get it or not :-)

    actually, whilst I'm testing, I may as well try something else too. Just to see whether it has changed on the "new and improved" site.
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    Edit: well, I now don't know which one triggered it, but I did get a pm to myself. Am I mistaken in thinking that the old site filtered myself out? Maybe. Though I thought I'd tried that on the old site and it did not send me one.

    Though since it DOES do that, I really wish the forum would send me a copy of my own posts so I have a record of my own babbling also and not just the babbling of everybody else....

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    post edited by FallenArchangel on 10/30/2012 at 9:27 PM
  • FallenArchangel Top 10 Forum Poster Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:29 PM Reply
    @ FallenArchangel

    testing again.

    Edit: no pm this time. So I either just imagined the other incident or I caught the site in a state of flux that time.

    But since the regular PM works to myself, there is no reason for the site to filter out my own posts from me if I am subscribed to the thread.

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    post edited by FallenArchangel on 10/30/2012 at 9:31 PM
  • FallenArchangel Top 10 Forum Poster Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:43 PM Reply
    Hang on.

    there is no registration in ohio. in fact you can carry openly, but that tends to cause panic amongst the population.


    So the criminal/background checks are only done if someone takes the course and tries to get the license, but they don't need to take the course or get the license to just walk around openly carrying a firearm?

    So only those who follow the rules will be checked?

    Are there checks when purchasing firearms?
    (never owned a firearm before - just borrowed rifles from the shooting range club)

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  • FallenArchangel Top 10 Forum Poster Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:59 PM Reply
    Turns out I was wrong about the previous incident. pennygao sent me a reply with a space regarding the Chinese talking dog toy, and I got the email because I was already subscribed to the thread, not because of the pm attempt.

    Just noticed that the PMs have a settings option
    Accept other people's private messages.

    Accept forum contents at me.

    Both are unticked for me. So maybe they aren't operational as yet.

    Who can explain the difference between the two options?

    Who do I have to convince (to make it happen) that there should be an option to have my own forum posts sent to me just like the forum posts from other people?

    I'd have thought that must be the default action. Specifically filtering my own posts out for me must be additional checks and work.
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  • FallenArchangel Top 10 Forum Poster Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:03 PM Reply
    attitude is exerything. if they have a terrible attitude it's at my own discretion to pass them. if i think they are unstable, they shouldn't be carrying a gun and in my opinion, also the states opinion, they shouldn't own one either.

    So you are kind of performing psychological tests on them. Do you require special training to make such assessments or can you spot crazy when you see it? ;-)

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  • matrix-neo Moderator Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:07 PM Reply
    hey flashin, long time no see! hope you're 100% health wise buddy, look after your new lungs! how's the mrs?
    in fact you can carry openly,
    this probably means if you conceal your weapon but don't have the concealed weapon permit it might upset the authorities!
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  • ozOzo Top 10 Forum Poster Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:09 PM Reply
    Hey Flashin! Good to hear from you again even if it is just passing through... Glad to see you landed the job you're most interested in too. Wish you the best. ;)
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  • Voriki Top 10 Forum Poster Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:17 AM Reply
    @(space)name doesn't work
    however @Voriki does result me into getting a pm myself,at least,I did before :)

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    post edited by Voriki on 10/31/2012 at 1:18 AM
  • flashin Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:13 AM Reply
    i'll start with HI EVERYONE!!
    FA there are a lot of women intersted in carrying. there are countless handguns tailored to women. there are a lot of purse guns. the best ones are revolvers with no hammer. a woman can shoot through her purse without the chance of something in her purse getting caught in the action. women are tired of being scared victims. we are actually hiring another one of my friends, a female, to teach the female class. she has actually had law enforcement and swat training. the women take the exact same course the men do.
    some states like ohio have a law on the books that states you can carry openly without a permit. but different towns across the state make their own laws to where it's illegal to carry in town in plain site. the site of a sidearm rally freaks out a lot of "regular" people. understandably. i would love to carry my .44 mag openly. just the site of that gun can and will cause panic to most. ohio and a few other states have the open carry law still on the books to protect concealed carriers. if a business posts a no firearms sign, i can't take it in. even concealed. so the open carry law covers me when i expose it to lock it in the gunsafe in my truck. i don't know anyone that carries one in plain sight. it's just not worth the trouble. i knew of a guy that left his gun locked in his car but was still wearing the empty holster. he went in a restaurant where somehow someone saw the holster, freaked out, and called the cops. they sent the swat team! he had a permit and was doin' nothin' wrong. wasn't charged with anything but it did make the news that night.
    a couple of states allow open and concealed carry without a license! i think it's vermont and alaska.
    absolutely no alcohol use when carrying. if you're gonna drink leave it at home.
    in ohio, if you carry concealed without a license, it's a felony. could get you shot by the police. they freak out about unlicensed possession. if i get pulled over by law enforcement, they already know i possess a chl. it's my duty to tell him i have it before he even opens his mouth to tell me why i got pulled over. ....even if i ain't carrying. the law enforcement agencies welcome citizens to get their chl's. they know there's a lot of training involved and are generally very safe people. the police/sheriff/troopers can't be everywhere all the time. gives us civilians a chance to protect ourselves. it's something that's been built into our constitution from the beginning. and a lot of states are changing old laws allowing carry again.
    federal firearm background checks are done when you apply for the license..... after the class is taken. and the background check is done EVERYTIME a new or used firearm is bought from a store with a federal firearms license.... they all have to have them. the only time the background check ain't done is with a private sale between two private individuals. i personally don't like that. that is the number one way criminals get ahold of guns that they otherwise wouldn't legally be able to possess. but they ain't called criminals for nothin'. they don't do anything legally.
    if a person shows that they are incapable of handling a handgun safely, i don't have to have them evaluated mentally. i just simply don't have to give them their certificate. we do work with people to try and get them straightened out. no certificate, no license. by the time they get to actually touch a gun in the classroom they've been schooled extensively about safe gun handling. there is no ammunition allowed in the classroom, which is goin' to be held in my church for the next few months. there are a few things that can get a student kicked out. without a refund! simple common sense things.
    what i've told you so far is only the tip of the iceberg! the classes are 10 hours of classroom, and 2 hours of shooting range time.

    this has been fun.... i'm gettin' some practice. i won't be able to teach until i take the instructors course in feb. so i'm sittin' in and assisting with the things i'm allowed to do in every class held until then. keep the questions comin'!

    i'm not a lawyer, so everything i've told you'all about laws, i've had told to me. that's my disclaimer.... even though nothin' i've said applies to any of you!!
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  • FallenArchangel Top 10 Forum Poster Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:09 AM Reply
    Sitting in on the classes sounds like a good way to get up to speed.

    My brother flew into Washington just in time to meet and greet Sandy it seems. Said he was alright, that the only hardship for him was that the hotel had lost power and was hence unable to provide the usual clean sheet and laundry service. He showed a nighttime picture from in front of the White House (they must be used to strange people taking happy snaps at weird hours lol). The news here that I caught seemed to mostly talk about New York, rather than Washington, so I went to have a look on a map to see how far Washington was from New York and it seemed to show that Ohio wasn't that far away either (just a bit left on the map). Did Sandy have an impact by you also or did it miss your area?

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